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Summary

Identifier
msc0659

Dates

  • 1951 - 1983 (Creation)
  • 1960-1980 (Creation)

Extents

  • 9.25 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register. 100 original drawings, cartoons with over-lays and color processes, engraving printing plates, correspondence, photos and other papers.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research. Copies of materials cannot be made without the express written permission of a representative of the Des Moines Register, except in cases of dissertation, thesis, or other scholarly work.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on Property Rights, usecoll Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials"Related materialsFrank Miller: Cartoons As Commentary : Three Decades at the Register. Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Register, 1983. Location: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Iowa Authors Collection No call numberMAIN Library F621 .M46 1983Scope and ContentsThe papers of Frank Miller, editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register are organized into four series: I: correspondence and related documents; II: a group of editorial cartoons with color overlays; III: a large number of actual (metal) engraved printing plates for Miller's cartoons; and IV: a group of printed cartoons (mostly 8 x 10 inches and larger) listed on a linked page.Three indexes accompany this collection: A list of Library of Congress subject headings used to describe the cartoons in this collection; a list of personal names of persons appearing in the cartoons; and a chronological list of cartoon titles and captions that have been fully or partially dated to publication.Box ListSeries IBox 1BiographyCorrespondence, 1951 -- 1983"For a Veteran of the War: Yuletide Raises Specter of Korea's Kids." Des Moines Register, December 25, 1953Frank Miller -- Cartoons as Commentary: Three Decades at the Register. Drafts of introduction by James FlansburgFrank Miller Looks at LifeGas ShortageIowa WintersObituary Material, 1983 and undatedPhotographsSpeech NotesSeries IIBox 2Cartoons with overlays and color processes:"According to his calculations their names should..."And It's Only Got Ten Miles On It"And This Is Just the Exhibition Season"Another Hat in the Ring?"Aren't You Going to Ask Us Any Questions About Our Lifestyle?"Back When Things First Started Getting Noisy"The Band Played Well"A Big Parade This Week[Camping Area]Christmas In Iowa"Give My Regards to Howard Cosell""Good Heavens! I Miss Howard Cosell!""Guess Old Walt Isn't Going to Retire From Farming for a While....""He's Not Going to Give Up Anything. The Inch, The Foot, The Mile...."Helpful Holiday Hint: Never Let a Man Gift Wrap Anything"Henry! You Aren't Planning to Grow Any More Zucchini in the Garden this Summer....""I Can Drive OK. With A Few Drinks in Me...."Iowa: Where the Good Life Is"Just Because You Talked to the President Yesterday...."Just What We Needed"Let's Get Up An Office Pool on When and Where It Will Hit"Next: 100 Foot Triple-Bottom Trucks"Nobody Can Complain About This. We Ain't Long and...."Now For the Greatest Communicator of AllThe Old Tightwad Takes a RideOur Latest GunboatOur Own Super BowlOur Statue of Liberty in Florida"Our Vegetable Garden Isn't a Total Disaster...."The Spirit of 1981Strategy Meeting On the MoundTerrace Hill"There's Plenty of Gas Now So Let's Produce One...."They Say It's a Simple MachineThose `Wonderful' Fourths When Moms Cooked, Yelled and Cried a LotThe Trouble with Violin Lessons"What This Town Needs Right Now is a Good, Old Fashioned Cherry Bomb Explosion."What's So Unusual About a VolcanoU175 -- U182 (untitled cartoons)Series IIIBox 3Engraved printing plates, 1956 -- December 11, 1961Box 4Engraved printing plates, December 12, 1961 -- March 24, 1963Box 5Engraved printing plates, March 25 -- June 1963Box 6Engraved printing plates, July -- December 1963Box 7Engraved printing plates, January -- May 15, 1964Box 8Engraved printing plates, May 16, 1964 -- March 15, 1965Box 9Engraved printing plates, March 16 -- December 1965Box 10Engraved printing plates, January -- July 1966Box 11Engraved printing plates, August 1966 -- June 1967Box 12Engraved printing plates, July 1967 -- December 1968Box 13Engraved printing plates, January 1969 -- March 15, 1970Box 14Engraved printing plates, March 16 -- July 15, 1970Box 15Engraved printing plates, July 16 -- October 1970Box 16Engraved printing plates, November 1970 -- February 18, 1971Box 17Engraved printing plates, February 19 -- May 15, 1971Box 18Engraved printing plates, May 16 -- July 1971Box 19Engraved printing plates, August -- December 1971Box 20Engraved printing plates, January -- April 1972Box 21Engraved printing plates, May -- September 15, 1972Box 22Engraved printing plates, September 16, 1972 -- January 1973Box 23Engraved printing plates, February -- June 1973Box 24Engraved printing plates, July -- December 1973Box 25Engraved printing plates, January -- March 1974Box 26Engraved printing plates, April -- July 15, 1974Box 27Engraved printing plates, July 16 -- November 15, 1974Box 28Engraved printing plates, November 16, 1974 -- April 9, 1975Box 29Engraved printing plates, April 10 -- July 24, 1975Box 30Engraved printing plates, July 25 -- November 10, 1975Box 31Engraved printing plates, November 11, 1975 -- February 1976Box 32Engraved printing plates and negative, March 1976 -- October 1978Box 33Negatives, October 1978 -- October 1979Box 34Negatives, November 1979 -- December 1980Box 35Negatives, January -- December 1981Box 36Negatives, January -- November 1982Box 37Engraved printing plates and negatives, December 1982 -- February 1983 and undatedSeries IVInventory of printed cartoons (generally 8 x 10 inches or larger)Map case #3, drawer #43 large crayon drawings. ( 2 from 2007 addendum, 1 from 2009 gift of Diane Brotherton)Return to Alphabetical ListingReturn to Top

  • Method of Acquisition

    These materials were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by the Des Moines Register in 1985.

  • Preferred Citation

    The Papers of Frank Miller, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/scua/MSC/ToMsC700/MsC659/IAAUTh_millerfrank.html

  • Related Materials

    Frank Miller: Cartoons As Commentary : Three Decades at the Register. Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Register, 1983. Location: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Iowa Authors Collection No call number

    MAIN Library F621 .M46 1983

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers of Frank Miller, editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register are organized into four series: I: correspondence and related documents; II: a group of editorial cartoons with color overlays; III: a large number of actual (metal) engraved printing plates for Miller's cartoons; and IV: a group of printed cartoons (mostly 8 x 10 inches and larger) listed on a linked page.

    Three indexes accompany this collection: A list of Library of Congress subject headings used to describe the cartoons in this collection; a list of personal names of persons appearing in the cartoons; and a chronological list of cartoon titles and captions that have been fully or partially dated to publication.

    The first index should be read as follows: Title / Date (YYMMDD) / Published in / Description / Notes / SUBJECTS(S).

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